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Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders, Co. Wicklow

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Develop Your Fire Craft: Playing With Fire (Adults course)

This is a course suitable for adults, group leaders, Forest School Leaders, parents and anyone interested in developing their fire skills.

In many myths across the world, fire is said to be hidden in the plants and trees and the only way to coax fire out is through friction fire.

Wild Awake will be joining forces with Earth Force Education to bring you this day long exploration into fire. Lucy O’Hagan and Ciara Hinksman each have years of experience developing and delivering Forest School, Bushcraft and Nature connection experiences for a wide diversity of learners.


During this workshop, you will learn:

* Different methods of fire lighting: percussion, friction, solar, chemical;

* How to safely transform a spark or ember into a fire suitable for your needs. We will explore different fire lays for different functions;

* Explore the properties of different woods and how to prepare and use various wild harvested tinders;

* How to make and use your own bow drill set;

* Fun and creative ways to use fire with groups of any age;

* Fire songs and story to kindle our inner flames;

Who’s it for?

Anyone over the age of 17, lovers of the wild and hungry souls for more fire skills.
Particularly useful for those who work in the outdoors and would like to learn a range of recipes to cook over an open fire; Forest School practitioners, Bushcraft instructors, Outdoor instructors.

Cost: €60 per person.

Where: Castleruddery organic Farm, near Donard, Co. Wicklow.

When: 13th October, 2018 from 10am to 4pm.


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